Chlorpheniramine 8 mg
Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine medication used as an active ingredient in many different non-prescription products (such as Chlor-Trimeton®) and prescription drugs (such as Tussionex®). It is approved for the treatment of allergies, hives, and the common cold. There are several basic forms and strengths of chlorpheniramine, including:
- Chlorpheniramine 8 mg or 12 mg extended-release capsules or tablets
- Chlorpheniramine 4 mg tablets (immediate-release)
- Chlorpheniramine 8 mg per 5 mL liquid
- Chlorpheniramine 2 mg per 5 mL liquid.
Depending on the particular product, a typical dosage for adults is chlorpheniramine 8 mg to 12 mg every 8 to 12 hours for various extended-release products or 4 mg every four to six hours for immediate-release products. In general, chlorpheniramine can be dosed by age or by weight for children. Keep in mind that these are general guidelines and that specific medications may have different directions. Be sure to follow the directions for your particular product.
(Click Chlorpheniramine Dosage for more information on how dosing guidelines vary with different chlorpheniramine products, to find out exactly how dosing works for children, and tips for using this particular medication.)